I love cookies!! I'd do almost anything for a good cookie! My very first word was cookie! But we're past the "c"'s (unless I can get away with taking a bite out of the "o" to make it look like a "c"? No? Ok) so I'm going to write about the delectable and devilish Oreo!
I love Oreos! But like that bad boy in high school, they've hurt me many times through the years! And try as I might, I always go back. It started when I was around 4 or 5. There was an open bag or Oreos sitting on the table. No one was paying attention. Score!! I licked the white creamy center out of every last one of those cookies!! What little guilt I felt was not because I was opening the cookie, licking the center, putting the cookie back together and then back in the bag (no one had told me I was not supposed to do that). I felt a little bad as I knew I was not supposed to be eating cookies without permission. I also felt a little bad because I didn't go get my brother to share in my great cookie find (like he would have shared with me...besides, this was a rare and limited opportunity). Later that same day my Dad went for an Oreo cookie. He was not pleased.
Dad - where are the creamy white centers?
Me - in my belly
Dad - why did you eat them all?
Me - 'cause they are yummy
(then I hung my head down, my pigtails lightly smacking my face)
Dad - don't do that again (Dad storms off)
I didn't understand why because the white creamy center was just so yummy!! But me enjoying the white creamy center made Dad mad so for the longest time I just ate the whole cookie. Then I saw my little brother just eating the center and thought "well, if he gets to, I'm going to". Which led to my next misadventure by Oreo cookie.
I had unscrewed the top of the Oreo cookie and was holding it in my left hand while I licked the white creamy center off the other half of the cookie...while I was dancing around doing the hokey pokey. When you are paying more attention to the white creamy center of an Oreo cookie as opposed to doing the hokey pokey, you trip over the coffee table, bounce off the couch and bang your head on the end table while the coffee table simultaneously bites your knee (don't worry folks, the Oreo was fine). After my Mom got done bandaging my knee and shining a flashlight in my eyes to make sure I didn't have a concussion (I secretly think she just liked torturing me with that flashlight thing) she created a "no food outside of the kitchen) policy. I could no longer do the hokey pokey while eating a cookie.
Fast forward to college and the invention of (cue drum roll)
Fast forward 5 years and I discovered, sort of accidently, that Oreo cookies make awesome pie crust! Seriously, I love to make a cookie pie crust out of Oreos...well, I love it now that I am past the trauma of smashing Oreo cookies with a mallet (creamy center and all). Then I mix it with some melted butter and press it into a pie plate! I like to fill it with a mixture of melted white chocolate and cool whip! Or melted marshmellow, depends on what I have handy.
If you are not in a diabetic coma at this point, what do you like to fill your Oreo pie crust with?